The table below looks at the statistics for Electronic Trading skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Trading
Rank 292 257 228
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -29
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 114 156 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.66% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.84% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 119 157
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Electronic Trading
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18669 18628 19067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.31% 78.98% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13338 13018 13239
Average daily rate £450 £448 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 226 262
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.16 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.00 £53.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Electronic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Electronic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Histogram in London

Electronic Trading
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region.

Electronic Trading Hourly Rate Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronic Trading within the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 33 £525 -4.54% 20
Electronic Trading
England

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronic Trading.

1 144 (52.55%) Front Office
2 121 (44.16%) Finance
3 106 (38.69%) Banking
4 101 (36.86%) Java
5 98 (35.77%) Equities
6 97 (35.40%) UNIX
7 94 (34.31%) SQL
7 94 (34.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 92 (33.58%) Linux
9 88 (32.12%) Low Latency
10 80 (29.20%) Fixed Income
11 79 (28.83%) FIX Protocol
12 76 (27.74%) C#
13 73 (26.64%) Multithreading
14 67 (24.45%) Investment Banking
15 52 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
16 51 (18.61%) Derivative
16 51 (18.61%) C++
17 48 (17.52%) Perl
17 48 (17.52%) ION Trading
18 47 (17.15%) ION MarketView
19 41 (14.96%) Python
20 38 (13.87%) Sybase
21 37 (13.50%) Risk Management
21 37 (13.50%) Relational Database
22 35 (12.77%) TIBCO
22 35 (12.77%) SQL Server
22 35 (12.77%) SDLC
23 31 (11.31%) Firewall
23 31 (11.31%) Algorithmic Trading

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronic Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.55%) MTS
2 2 (0.73%) Apache
3 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.55%) MS Office
3 4 (1.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 47 (17.15%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.09%) RMDS
3 1 (0.36%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.36%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.36%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.31%) Firewall
2 20 (7.30%) Multicast
3 14 (5.11%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.92%) VPN
5 4 (1.46%) LAN
6 3 (1.09%) WAN
7 1 (0.36%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.36%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (0.36%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.36%) VPLS
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.36%) Junos
7 1 (0.36%) Internet
7 1 (0.36%) MPLS
7 1 (0.36%) OSPF
7 1 (0.36%) BGP
7 1 (0.36%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.36%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.50%) Relational Database
2 35 (12.77%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.20%) RDBMS
4 9 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.82%) KDB
5 5 (1.82%) OLAP
6 4 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.73%) Big Data
9 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.36%) HBase
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Subversion
2 3 (1.09%) Maven
2 3 (1.09%) Selenium
3 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.73%) JIRA
3 2 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.73%) JUnit
3 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.36%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.36%) Introscope
4 1 (0.36%) NUnit
4 1 (0.36%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.36%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.36%) NuGet
4 1 (0.36%) Gradle
General
1 144 (52.55%) Front Office
2 121 (44.16%) Finance
3 106 (38.69%) Banking
4 67 (24.45%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.65%) Financial Institution
6 9 (3.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 115 (41.97%) Developer
2 62 (22.63%) Analyst
3 55 (20.07%) Java Developer
4 36 (13.14%) C# Developer
5 28 (10.22%) Support Analyst
6 25 (9.12%) C++ Developer
7 24 (8.76%) Applications Support
8 19 (6.93%) Senior Developer
9 17 (6.20%) Analyst Programmer
9 17 (6.20%) Programmer
10 16 (5.84%) Java Programmer
10 16 (5.84%) Java Analyst Programmer
11 14 (5.11%) Business Analyst
12 13 (4.74%) Project Manager
12 13 (4.74%) WPF Developer
13 11 (4.01%) Applications Support Analyst
13 11 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
14 7 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
15 6 (2.19%) .NET Developer
16 5 (1.82%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (28.83%) FIX Protocol
2 30 (10.95%) WPF
3 27 (9.85%) .NET
4 25 (9.12%) Rendezvous
5 18 (6.57%) WinForms
6 14 (5.11%) Middleware
7 12 (4.38%) XML
8 11 (4.01%) Reactive Extensions
9 9 (3.28%) Spring
9 9 (3.28%) JNI
9 9 (3.28%) .NET Framework
10 8 (2.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 7 (2.55%) TIBCO EMS
11 7 (2.55%) STL
12 5 (1.82%) XSD
12 5 (1.82%) XSLT
13 4 (1.46%) HTML
14 3 (1.09%) SOAP
14 3 (1.09%) Web Services
14 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 98 (35.77%) Equities
2 94 (34.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 80 (29.20%) Fixed Income
4 52 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (18.61%) Derivative
6 25 (9.12%) Computer Science
7 11 (4.01%) N-Tier
8 8 (2.92%) Eurex
9 6 (2.19%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (2.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.46%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.09%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.09%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 3 (1.09%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.73%) PMI
12 2 (0.73%) TWAP
12 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 97 (35.40%) UNIX
2 92 (33.58%) Linux
3 29 (10.58%) Windows
4 11 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (32.12%) Low Latency
2 73 (26.64%) Multithreading
3 37 (13.50%) Risk Management
4 35 (12.77%) SDLC
5 31 (11.31%) Algorithmic Trading
6 30 (10.95%) OO
7 28 (10.22%) Project Management
7 28 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (8.39%) E-Commerce
8 23 (8.39%) Market Making
9 20 (7.30%) OOD
10 17 (6.20%) TDD
11 15 (5.47%) Analytics
12 13 (4.74%) Capacity Management
12 13 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (4.38%) Scrum
13 12 (4.38%) Change Management
13 12 (4.38%) Software Engineering
13 12 (4.38%) MVVM
14 9 (3.28%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 101 (36.86%) Java
2 94 (34.31%) SQL
3 76 (27.74%) C#
4 51 (18.61%) C++
5 48 (17.52%) Perl
6 41 (14.96%) Python
7 16 (5.84%) Shell Script
8 15 (5.47%) VB
9 11 (4.01%) PHP
9 11 (4.01%) JavaScript
10 9 (3.28%) C
11 4 (1.46%) C-shell
11 4 (1.46%) AWK
12 3 (1.09%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.73%) VBA
14 1 (0.36%) Groovy
14 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.36%) Scala
14 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (6.93%) Degree
2 4 (1.46%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.73%) PMP
4 1 (0.36%) JNCIS
4 1 (0.36%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.36%) CCNP
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.19%) QA
2 4 (1.46%) MiFID
3 1 (0.36%) EMIR
3 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (4.01%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.36%) logstash
2 1 (0.36%) Icinga
2 1 (0.36%) MOM
2 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.36%) Nagios
2 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 48 (17.52%) ION Trading
2 38 (13.87%) Sybase
3 35 (12.77%) TIBCO
4 27 (9.85%) Microsoft
5 16 (5.84%) Oracle
6 14 (5.11%) Bloomberg
7 13 (4.74%) Reuters
7 13 (4.74%) eSpeed
8 12 (4.38%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.01%) MarketAxess
10 10 (3.65%) Tradeweb
10 10 (3.65%) Citrix
11 9 (3.28%) Currenex
12 7 (2.55%) Splunk
13 3 (1.09%) DevExpress
13 3 (1.09%) Syncfusion
14 2 (0.73%) BT
14 2 (0.73%) Infragistics
14 2 (0.73%) Perforce
14 2 (0.73%) Radianz
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